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Al-Kite-A
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Video of the 1st kiteboard course race

Postby Al-Kite-A » Mon May 07, 2012 10:31 pm

At Crissy Field San Francisco hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in Spring of 2006

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Re: Video of the 1st kiteboard course race

Postby isidrov » Mon May 07, 2012 10:38 pm

interesting! thanks for sharing.

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Re: Video of the 1st kiteboard course race

Postby Tiago1973 » Mon May 07, 2012 11:47 pm

nice. thanks

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Re: Video of the 1st kiteboard course race

Postby Gebi » Tue May 08, 2012 12:01 am

Yes the kite racing scene started in San Francisco and the kiters are still racing every week after work. The top guys come from SFO or come to train, and the locals are happy to share a beer on the beach after racing..a great crew, miss you all!! Props to Joe Kool, Chip Wassen, John Gomes, John Craig, Jim Kiriakis and a host of other free spirits, free thinkers, now it's time to say thanks for your vision....Lots of Gebi!!

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Re: Video of the 1st kiteboard course race

Postby Europ2 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:54 am

Gebi wrote:Yes the kite racing scene started in San Francisco


Surely true for the US.
However in Europ, it started back in 2002.
This particular kite race has been held every year in Douarnenez, France ever since and was called at that time ... .... ... ... The Cabrinha Trophy
The Legaignoux brother's http://inflatablekite.com/en/bow-kite/ shows a pict of the 2005 edition.

Paolo Rista participated in the event from 2004 to 2007.
The 2009 edition welcomed 100 riders.

There must have been similar events in Gernany/Italy circa 2004..


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Re: Video of the 1st kiteboard course race

Postby Al-Kite-A » Wed May 09, 2012 4:49 pm

The title is Course Racing.
We started racing in the Bridge to Bridge in SF in 2001. I am sure kiters have been in the Gorge Blowout longer than that.

But as far as the sport that most people refer to a kite racing start at the Crissy Field playground :)

Come out to the North American Championship here July 18-22 and see why it is so good here!
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Re: Video of the 1st kiteboard course race

Postby gbleck » Wed May 09, 2012 10:37 pm

Windward leward.


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